TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Wheels Group Inc. ("Wheels" or the "Company") (TSXV: WGI, OTCQX: WGIJF), a leading North American non-asset third party logistics ("3PL") provider, expects to release its fourth quarter and year end 2013 results after close of markets on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Commenting on the upcoming year end results, Wheels' Chief Executive Officer, Doug Tozer, said, "2013 was a successful year for Wheels. Revenue is expected to grow in excess of 30% and adjusted EBITDA is expected to grow by 25%, over the prior year." Mr. Tozer added, "Our two acquisitions, the MSM Group of Companies and BBL Worldwide, were successfully integrated into the operations of Wheels with both contributing positively to the business while expanding our reach in the North American 3PL industry."
A conference call to review the results is scheduled for Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:00AM (EST). The call can be accessed live by dialing 647-427-7450 (local) or 1-888-231-8191 (toll free North America). Please reference Conference ID 49607684. The call will also be available via webcast which can be accessed at www.newswire.ca.
The term adjusted EBITDA is used to describe earnings before any deduction for income taxes, net finance cost, depreciation, amortization, one-time non-recurring expenses and share-based compensation. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are metrics used by many investors and analysts to compare organizations on the basis of ability to generate cash from operations. Management considers adjusted EBITDA (as defined) to be an indirect measure of operating cash flows, which is a significant indicator of the success of any business. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not intended to be representative of cash flow from operations or results of operations determined in accordance with IFRS.
EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not recognized measures under IFRS. Wheels' method of calculating EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA may differ from methods used by other companies, and accordingly may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of certain securities laws, including the Securities Act (Ontario). Forward-looking statements can be generally identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "expected", "intend", "may", "will", "project", "plan", "should", "believe" and similar expressions. Specifically, forward-looking statements in this news release include statements respecting certain future expectations about: prices and demand for commodities, products and services, capital expenditures, the ability of the Company to access tax losses and tax attributes, sources and use and sufficiency of cash flows, the Company's ability to renew its term debt at maturity, the effect of changes in the exchange and interest rates and the prices of key services. Forward-looking statements in this news release describe the expectations of the Company as of the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including without limitation the RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES section of the Company's most recent Management Discussion and Analysis.
Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, and they should not be unduly relied upon. With respect to the forward-looking statements contained in this news release, the Company has made assumptions regarding: there being no significant disruptions affecting the Company's operations, whether due to labour disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise; the ability of Wheels to obtain transportation services and supplies in a timely manner to carry out its activities and at prices consistent with current levels or in line with the Company's expectations; the ability of the Company to successfully access tax losses and tax attributes; the ability of the Company to obtain financing on acceptable terms; currency exchange and interest rates being consistent with current levels or in line with Wheels' expectations; and global economic performance.
Wheels disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statement even if new information becomes available, as a result of future events or for any other reason. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Wheels Group Inc. with the securities regulatory authorities, available under the profile of the Company at www.SEDAR.com.
Founded in 1988, Wheels is a leading North American 3PL, supply chain logistics provider. As a non-asset provider, the Company develops advanced supply chain solutions delivered through its qualified partner network of over 6,000 truck, rail, air and ocean carriers. Wheels serves consumer goods, food and beverage, manufacturing and retail clients through 26 offices throughout the US and Canada. Wheels has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies since 1997, Platinum since 2003. Wheels has been named one of North America's Top 100 Third-Party Logistics ("3PL") Companies, one of the Top 100 Food 3PL's and one of the Top Five IMC's (intermodal marketing companies).
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SOURCE: Wheels Group Inc.
For further information:
Patrick J Marshall
VP Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: (905) 602-2700